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Title: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: bk on August 27, 2009, 07:44:00 PM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes told the tale, and now it is time for you to post until the California cows come home.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: bk on August 27, 2009, 07:45:50 PM
And the word of the day is: COBBER!
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Post by: Jane on August 27, 2009, 07:46:35 PM
It is strange to be the first poster.
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Post by: Jane on August 27, 2009, 07:47:24 PM
Bruce, SAFE & EASY TRAVEL VIBES TOMORROW!

'night
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Post by: Matt H. on August 27, 2009, 07:47:48 PM
This is very strange for me as well!
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Post by: Matt H. on August 27, 2009, 07:48:07 PM
I've just been told that I won't be doing LIE TO ME if I happen to receive it. (It didn't come today.)

That's OK. I have a mammoth undertaking coming next - Criterion's 9-hour THE HUMAN CONDITION. This will likely take me three days to finish.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 27, 2009, 08:00:21 PM
Guess I'll head downstairs now and get ready to go to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 27, 2009, 08:11:25 PM
Good Evening!

Greetings from Fairfax, VA!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 27, 2009, 08:12:33 PM
As for that "Cell Block Tango" clip:

From Left to Right:

Wilson Cruz, Jack Noseworthy, Bill Hutton, Gerry McIntyre, David Engel, Jason Graae.

"It was November 2003, The Annual Los Angeles Acotrs Fund Benefit. Directed by David Galligan, Choreographed by Lee Martino."
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 27, 2009, 08:12:52 PM
Doesn't Martha Stewart have Akitas?
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Post by: JMK on August 27, 2009, 08:16:54 PM
Doesn't Martha Stewart have Akitas?

If that's some kind of snootiness disease, yes.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 27, 2009, 08:18:25 PM
Doesn't Martha Stewart have Akitas?

Oh, I think she has a Chow. In any case..

Two of her dogs, Francesca and Sharkey, actually have their own blog:

The Daily Wag (http://dailywag.marthastewart.com/)

They "interview" fellow dogs in need of good homes.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 27, 2009, 08:21:44 PM
And even though I knew some of the cast member of Catch Me If You Can already had some post-Seattle-run gigs lined up, I thought it was still on track to come into NYC this spring.  However, according to VARIETY (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118007833.html?categoryid=15&cs=1)... ???
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: bk on August 27, 2009, 08:48:16 PM
In one of the more astonishing examples of NY chutzpah, they've been doing heavy construction outside this hotel for the last two hours - I'm talking about jack-hammering loudly, and that annoying beeping when trucks are backing up - I'm sorry, but it is impossible to sleep with that racket, and it's a little shocking they can do it at this hour of the evening.  Shame on all of them.
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Post by: bk on August 27, 2009, 08:59:35 PM
Just informed that this noise will continue, possibly till two in the morning.  I suppose I will get no sleep tonight.
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 27, 2009, 09:07:14 PM
SLEEP VIBES FOLLOWED BY TRAVEL VIBES~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ginny on August 27, 2009, 09:17:26 PM
Wow!  I've never been awake for the "changing of the topic" here at HHW before!  That could only happen when BK's in the Eastern Time Zone.

Travel vibes, BK, and 'night, everybody!
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Post by: td on August 27, 2009, 09:18:02 PM
So tweets, is anyone following Lauren Bacall on Twitter?
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Post by: Druxy on August 27, 2009, 09:19:00 PM
Safe trip home, BK.
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Post by: Druxy on August 27, 2009, 09:22:36 PM
A have a lot of DVDs to watch this weekend & beyond:

I just started watching HARPER'S ISLAND.  It's a guilty pleasure that'll stick with, so that I can see who is doing all the killing.

I also have both seasons of CALIFORNICATION, CRIMINAL MINDS, Season 4, SONS OF ANARCHY, SURVEILLANCE, EARTH, plus I was over at Blockbuster today and picked up used copies of KNOWING, GET SMART and CORALINE.

What to watch.  What to watch.

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Post by: Cillaliz on August 27, 2009, 09:34:29 PM
Time for me to get some sleep.  i've got a busy day tomorrow. 'night
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Post by: Kerry on August 27, 2009, 10:05:03 PM
Cows, come home!!!  (The title of my next book)  I'll catch up on notes and posts later.
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Post by: Kerry on August 27, 2009, 10:08:20 PM
So tweets, is anyone following Lauren Bacall on Twitter?

Give my regards to Betty!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on August 27, 2009, 10:51:58 PM
...and it's a little shocking they can do it at this hour of the evening. 

The City That Never Sleeps - never sleeps.

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 27, 2009, 11:10:46 PM
Where was Monkey when we need him?

NYPOST (http://www.nypost.com/seven/08272009/news/regionalnews/mets_nude_bust_186681.htm)
(http://www.nypost.com/photos/galleries/news/regionalnews/pp_20090827_naked_at_the_museum/photo02.jpg)

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MET'S NUDE BUST

Kathleen Neill, 26, was busted yesterday among the other classic nudes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for posing naked.
...

I guess some class trips are more interesting than others.

der Brucer

Note to George - see what some do for their art!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on August 27, 2009, 11:33:05 PM
LA BASIN LAYS OUT A WELCOME HOME FOR BRUCE KIMMEL

ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,543921,00.html)

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FIRE TORCHES HOMES NEAR L.A., HUNDREDS FLEE

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/556895/4_64_b320.jpg)

LOS ANGELES —  Wildfires erupted up and down California Thursday as a late summer siege of heat and low humidity levels made conditions ripe for conflagrations.

Structures could be seen burning in the wealthy communities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula south of Los Angeles, while suburbs on the foothills to the north of the city were threatened by a slumbering fire that suddenly roared to life in the evening hours.

Dozens of homes were evacuated in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County fire Inspector Steve Zermeno said. TV news footage showed structures on fire and at least one entirely engulfed in flames. Fire officials could not confirm if any structures or homes had been damaged or destroyed.

In the northern Los Angeles foothill suburb of La Canada Flintridge, residents of about 500 homes were told to evacuate Thursday night, where a fast-moving wildfire has crested a ridge and is burning downhill towards neighborhoods.
...



Airports aren't closed - yet!

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 27, 2009, 11:42:53 PM
Where was Monkey when we need him?

NYPOST (http://www.nypost.com/seven/08272009/news/regionalnews/mets_nude_bust_186681.htm)
(http://www.nypost.com/photos/galleries/news/regionalnews/pp_20090827_naked_at_the_museum/photo02.jpg)

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MET'S NUDE BUST

Kathleen Neill, 26, was busted yesterday among the other classic nudes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for posing naked.
...

I guess some class trips are more interesting than others.

der Brucer

Note to George - see what some do for their art!

I'll tell you what...if TAO ever does The First Nudie Musical, then I'm there.  Until then...fuhgetaboudit.

;)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on August 27, 2009, 11:52:09 PM
LATIMES (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/08/hollywood-foreign-press-ovation-tv-pledge-150000-to-save-lacma-film-program.html)


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$150,000 pledged to save LACMA film program

Responding to public outcry over the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's decision to end its 40-year-old weekend film program, two outside organizations have stepped forward to pledge a total of $150,000 in the fight to save the screening series.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which organizes the annual Golden Globe Awards, and Time Warner Cable, in association with Ovation TV, have each agreed to put up $75,000 toward the LACMA film program, which had been scheduled to close in October.

In addition, Time Warner Cable and Ovation said that they will spend more than $1.5 million to market the film program across their multiple media platforms, both locally and nationally.
...

Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Sam on August 28, 2009, 12:01:37 AM
IT WAS 113 DEGREES IN LA TODAY.

6 HEAT RECORDS WERE BROKEN.

So I'm just going to say good morning and good night.

Too hot to think (ha ha).  It's really hot where I work, outside and inside.

Maybe in my cave this weekend I'll catch up on the posts.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Sam on August 28, 2009, 12:02:52 AM
Everyone in cooler weather, have a great Friday. ;)
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Post by: Michael on August 28, 2009, 01:08:58 AM
I'm up.  i now know what DR Elmoore has been going through.  life sucks sometimes.
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Post by: Michael on August 28, 2009, 01:10:45 AM
I hope that BK was able to get some sleep.

Safe travel & flying vibes.
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Post by: bk on August 28, 2009, 01:47:21 AM
The site was down for a moment - first time I've seen that in ages.  Probably a hiccup on the server.
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Post by: bk on August 28, 2009, 01:48:42 AM
I believe the jackhammering and noise must have stopped around one and that's when I fell asleep - so three hours and twenty minutes, I guess.  I shall now get dressed, go downstairs and be ready for transportation to the Newark airport.  Send excellent vibes and xylophones for a safe, on-time, and nice flight home, please.
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Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 01:55:09 AM
They followed you from LA?
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Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 01:56:13 AM
~~~excellent vibes and xylophones for a safe, on-time, and happy flight~~~
for bk!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 02:01:28 AM
is anyone following Lauren Bacall on Twitter?

Yes, I have been!

And I am glad that you clarified "on Twitter!"     ;)
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Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 02:02:13 AM
Sorry about the lack of sleep, bk.

But thrilled at a yet-to-be-named future Kritzerland release!!!!   :D   :D   :D   :D
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: bk on August 28, 2009, 02:45:15 AM
Greetings from the Newark Airport.  Slight drizzles on the way here, but it seems to have stopped now.  We board in about forty-five minutes.  The drive was very quick and would have been quicker if the driver hadn't gone to some far-away parking lot first.  But I still got here in about twenty-three minutes.
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Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 04:08:06 AM
Is bk singing "Hey, LA, I'm coming your way?"
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Post by: Ginny on August 28, 2009, 04:36:02 AM
Friday morning greetings!  I'm up early today because later this morning I'm having a medical screening that requires a 4-hour fast.  Had to get my coffee before the cut-off!
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Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 04:48:06 AM
~~~MEDICAL SCREENING VIBES~~~
for DR Ginny!!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:52:18 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Safe Travel Vibes for BK this morning! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Post by: Jrand70 on August 28, 2009, 04:58:41 AM
Travel vibes for Mr BK this morning.

The new release mystery is most intriguing.
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Post by: Jrand70 on August 28, 2009, 04:59:34 AM
Last night's rehearsal was not so good....I missed some important lines....who knows why.  People were going a little crazy.  We shall see what happens at our lovely dress rehearsal tonight.

I am working until 3 p.m. and then off to the theater.
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Post by: Jrand70 on August 28, 2009, 04:59:51 AM
TOD

I am not listening to any music or watching any TV - just reading my script.
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 05:03:30 AM
Good morning, all! The hotel madness continues today and I hope it is resolved ASAP. I think I will book a room at the Capitol Hill Suites, if they have any space, this morning after my trip to the bank. Then, if all else fails, I will at least have a room. I'm bummed I didn't see our BK last night and it would have been nice to see Marrill, whom I've not seen in around six months, and Rodzinski, who I hope will return to HHW son.

Today, I've got a trip to the bank and then I'm working on Brent's album most of the day. I'm hoping to finish most of it over the weekend, take what's hangng over to DC with me and ship it out on Thursday after photocopying everything on Wednesday.

TOD:
    DVD: the second half of the ghost collection from Netflix, I am behind on my classical music viewing and I have a couple of ballets I haven't yet watched
    CD: Guy Haines, Liz Callaway, Offenbach Entre Nous, Marilyn Hill Smith's operetta compilations
    VCR: The Guiding Light for Dakotacelt

Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 28, 2009, 05:20:16 AM
And the word of the day is: COBBER!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  MY BUDDY
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 05:36:55 AM
Good morning!

Looks like we might have some rain today. Still going to be warm (mid-80s), but maybe with some showers mixed in.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 05:39:08 AM
I got five hours of good sleep, but that's all. All further attempts at sleep were for naught. I suspect another nodding off/nap at some point today.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 05:41:45 AM
Unless the Blu-ray of EARTH arrives today, I'll be beginning a mammoth project - Criterion's 9 1/2 hour THE HUMAN CONDITION. It's three superlong Japanese films filmed over a three year period with the same main character. I have never seen any of these movies, and due to their length and a disc of bonus supplements, I suspect three days is the minimum I'll be spending on it.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 05:44:16 AM
Friday Media Check:

CD - THE BOY FROM OZ (OBC)

DVD - THE HUMAN CONDITION (Criterion - four disc set)

DVR - last night's PROJECT RUNWAY
         last night's ROYAL PAINS
         last night's THE MENTALIST rerun
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 28, 2009, 05:57:02 AM
* * * * *  TRAVEL VIBES FOR BK  * * * * *
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 05:58:05 AM
When I have early mornings like this, I have to look for things to do to budget my time adequately. I'm going to head down now to see what I can find to clean. Maybe I'll feel like a nap after that.

WBBL.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 28, 2009, 06:00:29 AM
Oy!  Stayed up until 1:30 am to finish reading Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK.  An absolutely wonderful book that I recommend to all (though I could kick myself for not recognizing its literary ancestor while I was reading it--what a dope!)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 28, 2009, 06:09:11 AM
MEdia Check:

iPod:  The Pretenders -- Greatest Hits

Tivo:  Last week's and last night's PROJECT RUNWAY.

DVD:  A disc with a couple of episodes of the Dom DeLuise sitcom LOTSA LUCK (was this a recent DVD release?)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 28, 2009, 06:17:19 AM
Last night I watched THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT on TCM, a strange little Warner Brothers' flick that starts out as a buddy movie with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart but then turns into a potboiler once Ida Lupino enters the scene.  What is truly bizarre is that the makers completely lifted a murder plot from an earlier Bette Davis movie (almost duplicated shot-by-shot) and plunked it into this film.  Has any other movie ever done this kind of thing?
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Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 06:30:53 AM
Good morning. Travel vibes for BK and medical test vibes for Ginny.
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Post by: MBarnum on August 28, 2009, 06:55:02 AM
What is truly bizarre is that the makers completely lifted a murder plot from an earlier Bette Davis movie (almost duplicated shot-by-shot) and plunked it into this film.  Has any other movie ever done this kind of thing?

Yes. Just about every Bollywood movie ever made. :)
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Post by: MBarnum on August 28, 2009, 06:55:42 AM
BK, wishing you a safe, happy return trip! Glad you had such a fun time in NY, NY.
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Post by: MBarnum on August 28, 2009, 06:57:55 AM
Media check:

DVD:
Some Japanese noir courtesy of MattH!!!! Thanks Matt!!!!!

DVR:
Episodes of CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT and an episode of KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATRE

CD:
A new album by Ghazal singer Anup Jalota
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ginny on August 28, 2009, 06:58:15 AM
Thanks for the test vibes.  This is all very routine.  Bye for now!
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Post by: MBarnum on August 28, 2009, 07:00:06 AM
Page 3 Doug McClure, Carolyn Kearney, and Gary Clarke dance!




(http://www.buckskins.com/day.jpg)
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Post by: Druxy on August 28, 2009, 07:04:35 AM
Last night I watched THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT on TCM, a strange little Warner Brothers' flick that starts out as a buddy movie with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart but then turns into a potboiler once Ida Lupino enters the scene.  What is truly bizarre is that the makers completely lifted a murder plot from an earlier Bette Davis movie (almost duplicated shot-by-shot) and plunked it into this film.  Has any other movie ever done this kind of thing?

The studios used to do that all the time; take a plot from one film and stick it in a different setting.  HIGH SIERRA was remade as a western, COLORADO TERRITORY w/Joel McCrea, as was THE ROARING TWENTIES, as SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS w/McCrea.  KID GALAHAD was remade as a circus movie, THE WAGONS ROLL AT NIGHT. 

It goes on and on.

I wrote a book back in the 1970s that dealt with remakes, MAKE IT AGAIN, SAM.  It's long out-of-print, but if you can find a copy on-line, you might find it interesting.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 28, 2009, 07:06:10 AM
Last night I watched THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT on TCM, a strange little Warner Brothers' flick that starts out as a buddy movie with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart but then turns into a potboiler once Ida Lupino enters the scene.  What is truly bizarre is that the makers completely lifted a murder plot from an earlier Bette Davis movie (almost duplicated shot-by-shot) and plunked it into this film.  Has any other movie ever done this kind of thing?

The studios used to do that all the time; take a plot from one film and stick it in a different setting.  HIGH SIERRA was remade as a western, COLORADO TERRITORY w/Joel McCrea, as was THE ROARING TWENTIES, as SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS w/McCrea.  KID GALAHAD was remade as a circus movie, THE WAGONS ROLL AT NIGHT. 

It goes on and on.

I wrote a book back in the 1970s that dealt with remakes, MAKE IT AGAIN, SAM.  It's long out-of-print, but if you can find a copy on-line, you might find it interesting.

THanks, DR Druxy--I think I will look for that on eBay now.
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Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 07:17:10 AM
A question for the Mac users:

Are we supposed to go buy this new snow leopard thing? What happens if you don't?
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 07:41:39 AM
Hip hip and hooray! I have a room for Monday night at the Capitol Hill Suites. One more bit of angst off my back.
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Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 07:51:39 AM
That's one less thing to worry about, Elmore.
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Post by: Druxy on August 28, 2009, 08:01:32 AM
A question for the Mac users:

Are we supposed to go buy this new snow leopard thing? What happens if you don't?

I'm wondering the same thing.
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 08:05:14 AM
That's one less thing to worry about, Elmore.

Now if we can solve the mystery of what's going on with the LoC financial problems. There's been a flareup this morning and not from me, for a change!
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Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 08:14:24 AM
DRs Druxy and Laura - I don't know a thing about Macs.  However, the NY Times tech columnist, David Pogue, really likes the new Snow Leopard. (HERE (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/technology/personaltech/27pogue.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Snow%20Leopard&st=Search))

And really, for $30, how can you go wrong?
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Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 08:19:25 AM
But I haven't even learned the old one yet.
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Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 08:30:57 AM
Then you will have even MORE gadgets and doodads that you don't know how to use!!        :)
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Post by: Ben on August 28, 2009, 08:36:28 AM
I don't use a Mac but you do not have to purchase the software. It's just an upgrade of the current operating system. Apparently they have trimmed it down (out of the ordinary for a technical company) and it is supposed to run faster and take up less room on your hard drive. It's supposed to be an excellent upgrade (even if he wasn't so cute I would still trust David Pogue  ;)) but if you're happy with what you have there is no reason to spend even $30 upgrading. Pogue (not CP) does mention that there are some programs which don't work as well with Snow Leopard but those kinks should be ironed out as time goes by.

BTW Macolytes, this is not intended to be a Mac bashing post at all. I feel this way about software in general. If you're happy with what you have (Windows or Microsoft) you don't have to buy something new. Our photo editing program is from 1996 and it works beautifully. I stopped using Norton virus software because it became a huge bloated unreliable mess.

It's all marketing, making you think that if you don't have this your life will be less worth living. I don't think so.
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Post by: JMK on August 28, 2009, 08:42:38 AM
DRs Druxy and Laura - I don't know a thing about Macs.  However, the NY Times tech columnist, David Pogue, really likes the new Snow Leopard. (HERE (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/technology/personaltech/27pogue.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Snow%20Leopard&st=Search))

And really, for $30, how can you go wrong?

Yentl.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 08:51:20 AM
I stopped using Norton virus software because it became a huge bloated unreliable mess.

I'll second that!       
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Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 08:52:12 AM
Yentl.

Hey!!     >:(



;D
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 28, 2009, 08:52:31 AM
It's pretty much the same thing with PC users and the soon-to-arrive Windows 7.  Microsoft has pretty much been pushing this upgrade as a cure-all for Vista.  The thing is, I like Vista and I haven't had one single problem with it once I learned where everything is.  I don't want to spend $220 just to have an all-new learning curve.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 08:52:44 AM
DR JMK, can you hear me??          :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 28, 2009, 09:01:22 AM
Yentl.

Hey!!     >:(



He said "Yentl"...not "yenta"!



;)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 28, 2009, 09:03:07 AM
Happy Friday, all.  Well...."most" of you, at any rate!

(I'm just hedging my bets that someone won't be having a happy Friday, and I don't wish to incur the wrath...!)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 28, 2009, 09:03:45 AM
Welcome home, BK!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 28, 2009, 09:04:05 AM
Bon Voyage, DR Larry "Elmore" Moore.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 28, 2009, 09:04:41 AM
Good Health to all who need it.


Happiness to all who need it.


Wealth to me and mine (and anyone else who needs it).
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 09:15:01 AM
Doesn't Martha Stewart have Akitas?

Oh, I think she has a Chow. In any case..

Two of her dogs, Francesca and Sharkey, actually have their own blog:

The Daily Wag (http://dailywag.marthastewart.com/)

They "interview" fellow dogs in need of good homes.

This site shows an unknown, to me, better side of Martha Stewart.  What a menagerie :) 

I see a Chow & 2 Boston Terriers.  She also has some beautiful cats.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 09:19:34 AM
Poor Bruce can't seem to get away from the annoying sounds of construction.  I hope it is quiet when you return home.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 09:22:25 AM
Medical test vibes for DR Ginny!

I think it is funny you got up early for coffee.  I would have slept as late as possible & then read in bed.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JMK on August 28, 2009, 09:31:52 AM
Sorry, DAW, I was gone for a while.  *I* actually love YENTL, so sue me.  :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ginny on August 28, 2009, 09:49:55 AM
Medical test vibes for DR Ginny!

I think it is funny you got up early for coffee.  I would have slept as late as possible & then read in bed.

If I'd done that, DR Jane, I'd have a caffeine-deprivation headache that would wipe me out the rest of the day.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 28, 2009, 09:53:27 AM
Sorry, DAW, I was gone for a while.  *I* actually love YENTL, so sue me.  :)

You still have unencumbered assets after the Bar Mitzvah?

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 09:56:01 AM
DR Ginny I used to get headaches from Pepsi withdrawal.  I'm pleased to say I no longer am addicted.  I wish I liked coffee though, most morning I could use a good wake up jolt & energy boost.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 28, 2009, 09:56:14 AM
What happens if you don't?

To be on the safe side you should make sure the kid's Life insurance is in full effect and keep a watchful eye on the kittens.

And if the Game Warden calls, don't answer.

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 09:59:06 AM
LOL
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 28, 2009, 10:13:51 AM
The Net says: BK arrived on time (or at least his plane did)

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 28, 2009, 10:53:24 AM
I don't think I mentioned here that my digital camera, which I purchased just one year ago, started spewing the dreaded "Lens Error, Restart Camera" message last week while I was at the shore.  It's no longer under warranty, and even if it was, Canon does not fix this problem without charging at least half the price of the camera.  I've already tried the noninvasive methods to fix it that I've found on various sites on-line, so this weekend I will throw caution to the wind and actually open up the thing and try to repair it myself.  More than likely, it's a lost cause but I don't have anything to lose by trying.  Hopefully, I will find that the problem is simply a grain of sand that's lodged into a gear somewhere...
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 28, 2009, 11:00:46 AM
I will find that the problem is simply a grain of sand that's lodged into a gear somewhere...

Some say I have a grain of sand lodged into my gears.

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 11:11:54 AM
Then some day you may produce a beautiful pearl!     :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 28, 2009, 11:14:57 AM
To welcome BK home I just PayPaled him $10 for a copy of TWO"S COMPANY

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 28, 2009, 11:32:29 AM
Then some day you may produce a beautiful pearl!     :)


And -- voila! -- there's "S. Woody White"!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 11:38:58 AM
That's what mine was doing last week, Dan (the Man). I showed my DH, and of course, it fixed itself.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 28, 2009, 11:39:34 AM
(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a5263e6c970b-500wi)

LATIMES (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/08/architecture-review-anaheims-proposed-artic-rail-hub.html)

Quote
Architecture review: Anaheim's rail hub

The role that train travel plays in the American popular imagination is an increasingly contradictory one these days, somehow deeply nostalgic and symbolic of the future at the same time.

Getting from one city to another by train remains a thoroughly romanticized exercise — a humane relic of a more cosmopolitan and energy-efficient era in transportation. And yet trains have also become a key component of efforts by young planners, architects and politicians to re-imagine or revivify American urbanism, with separate piles of federal and state funds — in California’s case, nearly $10 billion — already earmarked for a network of new high-speed rail links.

The design for a $180-million train station and transit hub in Anaheim, by the Los Angeles office of the giant architecture firm HOK and engineers from Parsons Brinckerhoff, tries its best to enclose those contradictions under a single vaulted roof. Known officially as the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC, the planned station is suffused with a sepia-toned futurism — with longing for what will be as well as for what was.

(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a5264031970b-320wi)
...

The station, expected to be finished by 2013, will be full of modern amenities and rely on sophisticated engineering. Its exterior frame will combine long-span steel beams, producing largely column-free interior space, with ETFE, the flexible material that covered the “water cube” swimming facility at last summer’s Beijing Olympics. It will have to execute a gymnastic flexibility in slipping next to and eventually under the 57 overpass near Angel Stadium. Its tracks will have to accommodate Amtrak and Metrolink trains, as well as the anticipated high-speed line between Northern and Southern California and, possibly, another between Anaheim and Las Vegas.

As a visual symbol, ARTIC will operate quite differently. It will appeal to a charming, essentially 19th century notion of the train station as a place of metropolitan arrival: a grand portal designed to deliver passengers directly into the middle of a crowded, bustling city, lending some sense of glamour to a train trip simply by a kind of architectural osmosis. As the terminus of the California high-speed line’s first phase, which will also pass through Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, the station will mark a significant entrance to Orange County — and, in the process, perhaps produce the landmark, the symbol of place and character, that the county has always lacked (with the exception of its beaches and Disneyland, of course, which are nothing to sneeze at).
...


Just like Rome - civic grandeur overlaying urban misery.

The CA voters' propensity for ballot initiatives that speciically earmark funds allows this scenario where a bankrupt government can still keep building.

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 28, 2009, 11:44:28 AM
Then some day you may produce a beautiful pearl!     :)


And -- voila! -- there's "S. Woody White"!

Like Athena springing full-grown from the head of Zeus.

der Brucer
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 11:53:51 AM
Friday morning greetings!  I'm up early today because later this morning I'm having a medical screening that requires a 4-hour fast.  Had to get my coffee before the cut-off!

~~~Vibes for a Successful Screening for Ginny!!~~~
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: bk on August 28, 2009, 11:56:34 AM
I'm back, and to prove it, I'm here.  Other than taking off about fifteen minutes late, it was a very smooth flight and we got in right on time.  Seated in front of me was the very rotund Mr. Brian De Palma.  I've printed out all e-mails, downloaded all downloads, opened all packages, and now I must package up a few orders and get them shipped out.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 12:02:52 PM
Glad that you are safely home, bk, and that you had such a great trip.      :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 12:03:25 PM
Welcome home.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 12:17:38 PM
To welcome BK home I just PayPaled him $10 for a copy of TWO"S COMPANY

der Brucer

As have I...just now. :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 12:18:00 PM
Welcome home, BK!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 12:20:09 PM
Topic of the Day: 

In my CD player:  "Songs of New York," with some orchestrations by our very own Elmore (and the singers include Ron Raines and Kim Criswell)!  After that will be the original cast recording of The Brain From Planet X, again...still waiting to hear.

In my DVR:  the latest episodes of "Royal Pains" and "Warehouse 13," and tonight's "Psych."

In my DVD player:  the complete series (on one DVD), "Quark"...yes, for real. :D

Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JMK on August 28, 2009, 12:37:33 PM
  Seated in front of me was the very rotund Mr. Brian De Palma. 

Still copying Hitchcock, evidently.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 01:21:17 PM
I don't use a Mac but you do not have to purchase the software. It's just an upgrade of the current operating system. Apparently they have trimmed it down (out of the ordinary for a technical company) and it is supposed to run faster and take up less room on your hard drive. It's supposed to be an excellent upgrade (even if he wasn't so cute I would still trust David Pogue  ;)) but if you're happy with what you have there is no reason to spend even $30 upgrading. Pogue (not CP) does mention that there are some programs which don't work as well with Snow Leopard but those kinks should be ironed out as time goes by.

BTW Macolytes, this is not intended to be a Mac bashing post at all. I feel this way about software in general. If you're happy with what you have (Windows or Microsoft) you don't have to buy something new. Our photo editing program is from 1996 and it works beautifully. I stopped using Norton virus software because it became a huge bloated unreliable mess.

It's all marketing, making you think that if you don't have this your life will be less worth living. I don't think so.

I agree completely. I still use Word 2000. I feel comfortable with the software and what it does, so it goes where I go. Same with PUBLISH IT! a desktop publishing program. When I want to do a cover for a DVD-R or CD-R, this is the program I usually end up using, and it's at least 15 years old.

I would never have had Vista, Windows XP or ME or 98 if these programs hadn't come with new computers I bought. I've always been satisfied with the operating system that comes with the computer I'm using and have never switched over to something else as long as I've used that computer.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 01:23:58 PM
Before I headed out on my usual Friday errands, I watched THE MENTALIST from last night. It's an enjoyable episode even if Jane doesn't use many of his observational tricks in this one.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 01:27:39 PM
When I got back I watched the season finale of ROYAL PAINS while I ate lunch. Good season closer. I was sure they were going to send Hank into the arms of the blonde girl he was treating. Glad they didn't go there (yet).

Wonder who they'll cast as Hank and Evan's father?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 01:30:50 PM
Then I struggled through the first part of today's work project - THE HUMAN CONDITION 1. The first film in this trilogy is 209 minutes long, so it's divided into two parts, and I got to the end of part one though I did have to stop TWICE to take naps because I was nodding off.

The film is interesting, but a hot lunch, and gentle fan blowing a nice breeze on me, and a lack of a full night's sleep took its toll on me this afternoon. I hope I can be more alert tonight. The film deserves my full attention and to be able to run without interruption.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 01:31:49 PM
I had time left over this afternoon to skim through today's soaps. ATWT didn't have Luke, but I did follow the Holden storyline such as it was (really just a lot of filler to end out the week.)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 01:32:41 PM
OLTL had Fish, Kyle, and, of course, I knew Fish would end up in Staci's bed. I'm sure there will be a love child somewhere along the way, too, though the end of the episode was at least heartening.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: td on August 28, 2009, 01:33:04 PM
Something nice for all of us Hitchcock fans:
http://themave.com/Hitch/ (http://themave.com/Hitch/)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ginny on August 28, 2009, 01:41:35 PM
Oh, my, it just gets worse and worse:

Library Union Says Workers Will Be Fired (http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/library-union-says-workers-will-be-fired-270698.html)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 02:02:03 PM
Something nice for all of us Hitchcock fans:
http://themave.com/Hitch/ (http://themave.com/Hitch/)

That is kind of neat, but REAR WINDOW wouldn't come up on my computer.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 02:08:51 PM
It's been raining very lightly this afternoon. I had hoped to nmow the grass tomorrow morning but now that's iffy.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 02:09:32 PM
Guess I'll head down now to watch the last 1 3/4 hours of THE HUMAN CONDITION 1.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 02:09:48 PM
Page Five Dance!!!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 02:09:56 PM
WBBL.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 02:10:46 PM
Good Afternoon!

I'm up... Although, I feel a nap coming on. ;)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 02:11:11 PM
Dr Ginny - I hope your "routine procedure" was truly "routine".
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 02:11:21 PM
bk - Welcome Back.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 02:12:03 PM
I will find that the problem is simply a grain of sand that's lodged into a gear somewhere...

Some say I have a grain of sand lodged into my gears.

der Brucer

Just one grain?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ginny on August 28, 2009, 02:12:42 PM
Welcome home, BK!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ginny on August 28, 2009, 02:14:51 PM
Dr Ginny - I hope your "routine procedure" was truly "routine".

Thanks, DR Jose.  I was told to expect the results by mail, so suspect that the screeners didn't see anything they thought needed immediate attention.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 02:16:02 PM
Neat link, DR td!      :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 02:21:49 PM
As for Snow Leopard...

I'll probably upgrade/install it next week.  My Mac Genii friends have been giving it a spin over the past week or so, and have been raving about it.  However, they have been finding/experiencing some of the glitches that David Pogue (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/technology/personaltech/27pogue.html) came across in his testing - mainly having to do with some programs not being fully-compatible with Snow Leopard (yet).

If you have the $30 to spare, there's nothing wrong with upgrading.  And there's nothing wrong with not upgrading now.  The streamlining of the OS seems geared towards people who do a lot(!) of web browsing and media work on their Macs.  So, if you're just a "basic user", there's nothing wrong with continuing to use Leopard.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 02:34:52 PM
As for Snow Leopard - Part Deux...

DR elmore - I think you only have Mac OS X Tiger on your system - at least that's what I seem to remember when we updated Safari on your computer.  To qualify for the for the $30 upgrade, you need Mac OS X Leopard on your system.  Consequently, your upgrade would cost $170.  But I could be misremembering.

Additionally, as David Pogue mentions in his column, Snow Leopard only work on newer Macs with Intel chips. -I won't be able to upgrade my spare iBook.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 02:45:56 PM
When I got back I watched the season finale of ROYAL PAINS while I ate lunch. Good season closer. I was sure they were going to send Hank into the arms of the blonde girl he was treating. Glad they didn't go there (yet).


I hope not at all.  It was a very short season for this show, and for all the summer shows.  I've been browsing NetFlix for old tv shows and British shows. 

Any suggestions on British shows?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 02:50:23 PM
I am very happy I did NOT see one of these today.

(http://static.gotpetsonline.com/pictures-gallery/exotic-pictures-breeders-babies/black-bear-pictures-breeders-babies/pictures/black-bear-0012.jpg)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 02:52:19 PM
I did see one of these, only the color of the pears the bear was eating.

(http://www.bearnovascotia.ca/Full%20Pictures/Bear%20Scat%20(2).jpg)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 02:54:52 PM
DR Jane - Qu'est-ce que ça?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 02:56:57 PM
Everyone I talked to on the trail today said they were a bit jumpy at sounds-lol. 

I saw the scat on my way out, and shortly after a group mentioned they saw some I had missed earlier.  Not long after spying in the scat I heard noises in the woods.  I know from experience the sounds were not loud enough to be a bear, and that area tends to make creaking sounds, still I turned around and ran out of there.  Nothing like following the directions that say DON'T RUN. ;D  I figured it was too late since I was already jogging when I heard the noises.  Fortunately I had Sherlock attached to the leash right then. 
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 03:00:06 PM
DR Jose, did you see my post yesterday?  There has been a Black Bear sighting where I hike.  The sign says not to may direct eye contact and not to run.  I need to read what to do.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 03:01:35 PM
DR Jose, did you see my post yesterday?  There has been a Black Bear sighting where I hike.  The sign says not to may direct eye contact and not to run.  I need to read what to do.

Yes, I did see your post about the black bear, DR Jane.  My question was in reference to the picture you posted after the bear one. -Now I know. ;)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 03:02:21 PM
I'm reading I should climb a tree- like that is going to happen.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Michael on August 28, 2009, 03:05:59 PM
Last night I watched THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT on TCM, a strange little Warner Brothers' flick that starts out as a buddy movie with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart but then turns into a potboiler once Ida Lupino enters the scene.  What is truly bizarre is that the makers completely lifted a murder plot from an earlier Bette Davis movie (almost duplicated shot-by-shot) and plunked it into this film.  Has any other movie ever done this kind of thing?

Any Quentin Tarantino movie :-)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 03:07:31 PM
Retreat downwind, hmmm I don't think I will have an option which way I go, or know if I'm downwind unless the wind is blowing.  That is only if the bear hasn't seen me.  I greatly suspect if I see the bear, it will have seen me.  In that case I should speak calmly & go upwind so the bear knows I'm a human.   I'm also to wave my arms to identify I'm human. 
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Michael on August 28, 2009, 03:07:47 PM
A question for the Mac users:

Are we supposed to go buy this new snow leopard thing? What happens if you don't?

Mac makes sure our computers shut down and won't operate until we buy the snow leopard update. :-)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: bk on August 28, 2009, 03:10:12 PM
I've shipped a bunch of packages, picked up more shipping boxes and the new Adam 12 box set, got a Subway sandwich, and just watched episode ten of Lost, Season Five - boy did this episode go to Alias-land - right down to the standard ol' "intel" line - like they used that word in that way in the 1970s (they didn't).  But it was a pretty good episode and I like the kid who plays Ben as a youngster.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Michael on August 28, 2009, 03:13:12 PM
I'm back, and to prove it, I'm here.  Other than taking off about fifteen minutes late, it was a very smooth flight and we got in right on time.  Seated in front of me was the very rotund Mr. Brian De Palma.  I've printed out all e-mails, downloaded all downloads, opened all packages, and now I must package up a few orders and get them shipped out.

Isn't there some unwritten DGA rule that two members cannot fly on the same plane together?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Michael on August 28, 2009, 03:14:58 PM
I'm back, and to prove it, I'm here.  Other than taking off about fifteen minutes late, it was a very smooth flight and we got in right on time.  Seated in front of me was the very rotund Mr. Brian De Palma.  I've printed out all e-mails, downloaded all downloads, opened all packages, and now I must package up a few orders and get them shipped out.

Isn't there some unwritten DGA rule that two members cannot fly on the same plane together?

Hold the presses!

Brian DePalma was flying economy???

Any other people recognize him other than you.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 03:16:46 PM
Off to dinner with the family.... Table for 11, please.

Laters...
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 03:17:03 PM
Welcome Home, BK!
I am back from a reading I almost cancelled because of all the craziness of today and I am so glad I went: TIME AFTER TIME, book and lyrics by Stephen Cole and music by Jeff Saver, based on the book by Karl Alexander. I had a couple of friends in the show, Matt Bogart as Jack the Ripper, and Lauren Kennedy as Amy, the role played by Mary Steenburgen in the film. H.G. Wells was played by an actor whose work I'd never seen before, Andy Karl, and he had the same goofiness, charm, and fish-out-of-water quality of Malcolm MacDowell. I said to him after the reading, I have never seen your work before and now I'm your biggest fan." The show is getting a Pittsburgh Playhouse(?)-Point Park College production in 2010 and I wish it a long life beyond that.

You should consider him, BK, for the NY reading of FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 03:19:32 PM
I saw the mighty composer Skip Kennon there, along with such luminaries as the wonderful dance arranger and composer David Krane, Walter Willison, Jane Klain of the Museum of Broadcasting, Norman Weiss who conducted COLETTE COLLAGE, Peter Filichia and several castrecl listers.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Michael on August 28, 2009, 03:22:31 PM
Something nice for all of us Hitchcock fans:
http://themave.com/Hitch/ (http://themave.com/Hitch/)

what great site thanks
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: TCB on August 28, 2009, 03:25:19 PM
Good morning, all! The hotel madness continues today and I hope it is resolved ASAP. I think I will book a room at the Capitol Hill Suites, if they have any space, this morning after my trip to the bank. Then, if all else fails, I will at least have a room. I'm bummed I didn't see our BK last night and it would have been nice to see Marrill, whom I've not seen in around six months, and Rodzinski, who I hope will return to HHW son.

Today, I've got a trip to the bank and then I'm working on Brent's album most of the day. I'm hoping to finish most of it over the weekend, take what's hangng over to DC with me and ship it out on Thursday after photocopying everything on Wednesday.

TOD:
    DVD: the second half of the ghost collection from Netflix, I am behind on my classical music viewing and I have a couple of ballets I haven't yet watched
    CD: Guy Haines, Liz Callaway, Offenbach Entre Nous, Marilyn Hill Smith's operetta compilations
    VCR: The Guiding Light for Dakotacelt




Just don't give Dakota the wrong video tape!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: TCB on August 28, 2009, 03:27:35 PM
Last night I watched THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT on TCM, a strange little Warner Brothers' flick that starts out as a buddy movie with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart but then turns into a potboiler once Ida Lupino enters the scene.  What is truly bizarre is that the makers completely lifted a murder plot from an earlier Bette Davis movie (almost duplicated shot-by-shot) and plunked it into this film.  Has any other movie ever done this kind of thing?


Sure, all the ones that Mikey watches.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 03:31:08 PM
Something nice for all of us Hitchcock fans:
http://themave.com/Hitch/ (http://themave.com/Hitch/)

what great site thanks

 8)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 03:32:02 PM
DR elmore, things are looking up, a hotel room booked and a show you enjoyed. :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 03:35:23 PM
Andy Karl

He looks great in a brown UPS uniform, too!

[a Legally Blonde reference]
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: TCB on August 28, 2009, 03:39:01 PM
DR Ginny I used to get headaches from Pepsi withdrawal.  I'm pleased to say I no longer am addicted.  I wish I liked coffee though, most morning I could use a good wake up jolt & energy boost.

You can get the same thing from a can of Mountain Dew.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 03:40:58 PM
Andy Karl

He looks great in a brown UPS uniform, too!

[a Legally Blonde reference]

Why, yes he does. ;) And he was just in the recently-announced-as-soon-to-close 9 to 5.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: TCB on August 28, 2009, 03:41:01 PM
I will find that the problem is simply a grain of sand that's lodged into a gear somewhere...

Some say I have a grain of sand lodged into my gears.

der Brucer


Your gears is not where is seems to be lodged!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Michael on August 28, 2009, 03:41:26 PM
a me update.

can't believe I'm still awake.

I went to work and I shouldn't have. it aggravated my condition  and it was back to the
 doctor.
i am also using a cane to help me move around. I feel so old,

Luckily I have the next two days off.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 03:41:50 PM
I do not like Mountain Dew at all!  I rarely drink soda/pop anymore.  It is very, very bad for us, especially for our bones.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 03:42:25 PM
Oh, DR Michael S...

VIBES!!!!!!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 03:48:27 PM
a me update.

can't believe I'm still awake.

I went to work and I shouldn't have. it aggravated my condition  and it was back to the
 doctor.
i am also using a cane to help me move around. I feel so old,

Luckily I have the next two days off.

~~~FEEL BETTER VIBES FOR MICHAEL S.!!~~~
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 03:55:05 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: MBarnum on August 28, 2009, 04:02:44 PM
When I got back I watched the season finale of ROYAL PAINS while I ate lunch. Good season closer. I was sure they were going to send Hank into the arms of the blonde girl he was treating. Glad they didn't go there (yet).


I hope not at all.  It was a very short season for this show, and for all the summer shows.  I've been browsing NetFlix for old tv shows and British shows. 

Any suggestions on British shows?


The 1950s British series THE INVISIBLE MAN is lots of fun. Aside from that, THUNDERBIRDS, and ARE YOU BEING SERVED, I don't know from British tv shows.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: MBarnum on August 28, 2009, 04:06:39 PM
I did not see any bears today, but this morning when I opened the door to grab my newspaper I came face to furry face with a racoon. He was very cute and seemed quite interested in me.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: td on August 28, 2009, 04:09:07 PM
I did not see any bears today, but this morning when I opened the door to grab my newspaper I came face to furry face with a racoon. He was very cute and seemed quite interested in me.

The raccoon has good taste.  ;)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: td on August 28, 2009, 04:09:42 PM
Andy Karl certainly was entertaining in LEGALLY BLONDE. . .

Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: MBarnum on August 28, 2009, 04:11:30 PM
I just finished listening to the soundtrack to the 1960 Bollywood movie POLICE DETECTIVE...it was quite lively.

Now I am listening to the soundtrack to the 1960 Bollywood movie MADAME ZORRO.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: td on August 28, 2009, 04:19:47 PM
TOD:

CD:
SISTER ACT London Cast

DVD:
TAXI NO:  9211 - gripping morality tale from Bollywood (only two real musical numbers, and one of those during the final credits), demonstrates without a doubt why John Abraham is a star.  Nana Patenkar is quite good, too.  It' nice to find a script that doesn't make excuses for its leading characters, both of whom are highly flawed.
NAKED FAME - Colton Ford goes from porn star to dance floor music star.
MENAGE - French farce with Gerard Depardieu, in the buff and in drag. . .
THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW EPISODE 9 - the one with Barbra, The Smothers Brothers, "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy" and Ethel Merman.
...FOR THE RECORD - two dvd set of a vhs rip of the video which was supposed to be issued in conjunction with Barbra's four disc career encompassing cd set.
ADVENTURELAND - somber, yet, engaging teen comedy (not relying on the usual teen sex comedies issues) filmed right here in Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh's great amusement park   Rockin' soundtrack.  The film does capture Pittsburgh in the 80s very well.

BOOKS:
FOR THE THRILL OF IT - outstanding look at the Leopold/Loeb murder case in Chicago in the 1920s.
THE DEFECTOR - the latest Gabriel Allon novel from Daniel Silva.  Compelling to say the least, a real page-turner.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:24:47 PM
Good morning, all! The hotel madness continues today and I hope it is resolved ASAP. I think I will book a room at the Capitol Hill Suites, if they have any space, this morning after my trip to the bank. Then, if all else fails, I will at least have a room. I'm bummed I didn't see our BK last night and it would have been nice to see Marrill, whom I've not seen in around six months, and Rodzinski, who I hope will return to HHW son.

Today, I've got a trip to the bank and then I'm working on Brent's album most of the day. I'm hoping to finish most of it over the weekend, take what's hangng over to DC with me and ship it out on Thursday after photocopying everything on Wednesday.

TOD:
    DVD: the second half of the ghost collection from Netflix, I am behind on my classical music viewing and I have a couple of ballets I haven't yet watched
    CD: Guy Haines, Liz Callaway, Offenbach Entre Nous, Marilyn Hill Smith's operetta compilations
    VCR: The Guiding Light for Dakotacelt




Just don't give Dakota the wrong video tape!

She won't like stale porn?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:26:29 PM
Andy Karl

He looks great in a brown UPS uniform, too!

[a Legally Blonde reference]

I've never seen him in LEGALLY BLONDE, but after seeing him as H.G. Wells, I cannot imagine him as the humpy UPS man. He's such a nice guy, too! Oh, God, I sound like DR MBarnum!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:27:34 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)

That number was a bitch to record and Joe Papp was a complete creep!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: TCB on August 28, 2009, 04:28:52 PM
I did not see any bears today, but this morning when I opened the door to grab my newspaper I came face to furry face with a racoon. He was very cute and seemed quite interested in me.


Perhaps you connected on a deeper level.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:28:53 PM
Oh, the final good note to a pretty good day! The LoC and the Gershwins are paying us next week!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:31:18 PM
Andy Karl

He looks great in a brown UPS uniform, too!

[a Legally Blonde reference]

DR singdaw, you should have come in and seen it with me. I love love love Lauren Kennedy; she makes difficult music sound effortless and heartbreaking, and, while her characterization was much different from Steenburgen, you just knew she and Wells were perfect for each other. And she's such a lovely lady offstage. I adore her.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 04:32:39 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)

That number was a bitch to record and Joe Papp was a complete creep!

Oh, my! :-\
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:32:57 PM
I did not see any bears today, but this morning when I opened the door to grab my newspaper I came face to furry face with a racoon. He was very cute and seemed quite interested in me.

I knew you liked bears but is "raccoon" a euphemism as well?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 04:33:18 PM
Oh, the final good note to a pretty good day! The LoC and the Gershwins are paying us next week!

Congrats!!  It's about freakin' time!! 
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:34:15 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)

That number was a bitch to record and Joe Papp was a complete creep!

Oh, my! :-\

Little Caesar, mafia don, with henchmen and all. And as friendly and cuddly as barbed wire. The rest is for the memoirs.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 04:37:30 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)

That number was a bitch to record and Joe Papp was a complete creep!

Oh, my! :-\

Little Caesar, mafia don, with henchmen and all. And as friendly and cuddly as barbed wire. The rest is for the memoirs.

With everything that you're going to put in the memoirs, can't you do a volume one...and sooner rather than later?? ;)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: bk on August 28, 2009, 04:38:21 PM
Shayne, neither Mr. De Palma or I was in economy - I used mileage to upgrade to first class.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:42:26 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)

That number was a bitch to record and Joe Papp was a complete creep!

Oh, my! :-\

Little Caesar, mafia don, with henchmen and all. And as friendly and cuddly as barbed wire. The rest is for the memoirs.

With everything that you're going to put in the memoirs, can't you do a volume one...and sooner rather than later?? ;)

LOL!

Actually, DR George, you should subscribe to the Castrecl list; I wrote about that McGlinn recording a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 04:51:16 PM
Good Evening!

We're all back from Red Robin.  No children cried. No adults cried. -And that's really all that matters.  ::)

*And we had a great(!) waiter, Gus, who managed to take care of all of us - four kids and seven adults - without missing a beat or blinking an eye.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 04:52:41 PM
DR elmore - Andy Karl was also in the reading of The Legend of Stagecoach Mary.  Just sayin'. ;)

*Was his wife, Orfeh, also a part of the reading?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 04:57:27 PM
DR singdaw, you should have come in and seen it with me. I love love love Lauren Kennedy; she makes difficult music sound effortless and heartbreaking, and, while her characterization was much different from Steenburgen, you just knew she and Wells were perfect for each other. And she's such a lovely lady offstage. I adore her.

...And she made it "out of the dessert" after starring opposite Val Kilmer in The Ten Commandments: The Spectacle Musical.  -Which was neither "spectacle", nor "Musical".  Nor "musical".  ;)

*I still remember wanting to say Hi to her after the show. When she emerged from the stage door, she pulled her baseball cap down, and made a beeline for the parking lot. Gotcha... Nevermind.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 04:58:20 PM
A question for the Mac users:

Are we supposed to go buy this new snow leopard thing? What happens if you don't?

Mac makes sure our computers shut down and won't operate until we buy the snow leopard update. :-)


That will only affect Mac users living in Florida.



;D
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 04:59:29 PM
DR elmore - Andy Karl was also in the reading of The Legend of Stagecoach Mary.  Just sayin'. ;)

*Was his wife, Orfeh, also a part of the reading?

Well, in Stagecoach Mary he was clearly secondary, but he must be another friend of Curtis'. I wish I'd known; I would have mentioned it to him today. No, I don't even know if Orfeh was there. Jessica was there but I didn't get to say howdy to her.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 04:59:49 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)

That number was a bitch to record and Joe Papp was a complete creep!

Oh, my! :-\

Little Caesar, mafia don, with henchmen and all. And as friendly and cuddly as barbed wire. The rest is for the memoirs.

With everything that you're going to put in the memoirs, can't you do a volume one...and sooner rather than later?? ;)

LOL!

Actually, DR George, you should subscribe to the Castrecl list; I wrote about that McGlinn recording a couple of weeks ago.

Actually, I had subscribed to the Castrecl list years ago and unsubscribed for some reason.  A couple of years ago (or was it just last year?), I resubscribed but there were so many e-mails, I couldn't keep up.  I unsubscribed again. :-\
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 05:00:04 PM
I did not see any bears today, but this morning when I opened the door to grab my newspaper I came face to furry face with a racoon. He was very cute and seemed quite interested in me.

The raccoon has good taste.  ;)

Well, what's not to like about Indian food?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 05:00:16 PM
Did that even make sense?

???
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JMK on August 28, 2009, 05:08:53 PM
*Was his wife, Orfeh, also a part of the reading?

No, but her brother, Eurydice, was.   ??? ;D
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 05:15:00 PM
*Was his wife, Orfeh, also a part of the reading?

No, but her brother, Eurydice, was.   ??? ;D

Glucky guy.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 05:20:03 PM
Thanks for the suggestions DR MBarnum.

Raccoons are cute.  We used to watch the babies play outside in both of our Michigan homes.  In house #1 we had to use rags dipped in ammonia to keep them out of the outside garbage cans.  Once the next door neighbor who left food out for them moved we didn't have a problem.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 05:28:07 PM
DR elmore - Did you end up booking yourself into the Capitol Hill Suites? or did the LoC?

*What time do you get in Monday? I plan to hit the Smithsonian on Monday, so if you're not tied up with your Life Begins co-horts, and want to grab dinner...
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 05:29:24 PM
I did not see any bears today, but this morning when I opened the door to grab my newspaper I came face to furry face with a racoon. He was very cute and seemed quite interested in me.

That must have been one tall raccoon.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 05:32:21 PM
the next door neighbor who left food out for them

Was her name Edie??        :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 05:33:04 PM
Great news from DR elmore3003!!!!!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 05:33:59 PM
~~~PAIN-FREE & QUICK RECOVERY VIBES~~~
for DR Michael S.!!!!!!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: bk on August 28, 2009, 05:47:04 PM
I'm soooo tired.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 06:01:34 PM
DR elmore - Did you end up booking yourself into the Capitol Hill Suites? or did the LoC?

*What time do you get in Monday? I plan to hit the Smithsonian on Monday, so if you're not tied up with your Life Begins co-horts, and want to grab dinner...

I arrive on Monday round 4 pm. I booked myself. I actually have dinner plans with Loras Schissel, or at least margarita plans!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 06:02:31 PM
Great news from DR elmore3003!!!!!

Yes! :D
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 06:02:59 PM
OK... Time for some cake here at my brother's place, then a stop at 7-11 to buy the winning MegaMillions lottery ticket, then on down to Richmond...

Laters...
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 06:06:14 PM
DR elmore - Did you end up booking yourself into the Capitol Hill Suites? or did the LoC?

*What time do you get in Monday? I plan to hit the Smithsonian on Monday, so if you're not tied up with your Life Begins co-horts, and want to grab dinner...

I arrive on Monday round 4 pm. I booked myself. I actually have dinner plans with Loras Schissel, or at least margarita plans!

No worries.

*I think I might actually know the "Kyle" at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.  I have a feeling he might have been dealing with all the last minute reservations and accommodations being made for Ted Kennedy's funeral in D.C. tomorrow.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 06:12:15 PM
Loras Schissel

Gesundheit!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 06:13:21 PM
*I think I might actually know the "Kyle" at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel. 

"know" in the euphemistic sense?    ;)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: DAW on August 28, 2009, 06:14:38 PM
I'm soooo tired.

I'm sure I don't know why.          :)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 06:21:01 PM
DR elmore - Did you end up booking yourself into the Capitol Hill Suites? or did the LoC?

*What time do you get in Monday? I plan to hit the Smithsonian on Monday, so if you're not tied up with your Life Begins co-horts, and want to grab dinner...

I arrive on Monday round 4 pm. I booked myself. I actually have dinner plans with Loras Schissel, or at least margarita plans!

No worries.

*I think I might actually know the "Kyle" at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.  I have a feeling he might have been dealing with all the last minute reservations and accommodations being made for Ted Kennedy's funeral in D.C. tomorrow.

It would have been nice if that fact had been explained to DR elmore.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 06:21:52 PM
DR td I have never read a Daniel Silva novel.  Have you read them all?
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 06:24:53 PM
It's pretty much the same thing with PC users and the soon-to-arrive Windows 7.  Microsoft has pretty much been pushing this upgrade as a cure-all for Vista.  The thing is, I like Vista and I haven't had one single problem with it once I learned where everything is.  I don't want to spend $220 just to have an all-new learning curve.

DtM - I like Vista too. We have it at work and haven't had any problems.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 06:28:34 PM
Doesn't Martha Stewart have Akitas?

Oh, I think she has a Chow. In any case..

Two of her dogs, Francesca and Sharkey, actually have their own blog:

The Daily Wag (http://dailywag.marthastewart.com/)

They "interview" fellow dogs in need of good homes.

This site shows an unknown, to me, better side of Martha Stewart.  What a menagerie :) 

I see a Chow & 2 Boston Terriers.  She also has some beautiful cats.

Martha has always been a big animal lover
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Ben on August 28, 2009, 06:29:57 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)

That number was a bitch to record and Joe Papp was a complete creep!

Oh, my! :-\

Little Caesar, mafia don, with henchmen and all. And as friendly and cuddly as barbed wire. The rest is for the memoirs.

With everything that you're going to put in the memoirs, can't you do a volume one...and sooner rather than later?? ;)

LOL!

Actually, DR George, you should subscribe to the Castrecl list; I wrote about that McGlinn recording a couple of weeks ago.

Actually, I had subscribed to the Castrecl list years ago and unsubscribed for some reason.  A couple of years ago (or was it just last year?), I resubscribed but there were so many e-mails, I couldn't keep up.  I unsubscribed again. :-\

George, you can subscribe and get what's called the Digest Version. They send out one e-mail a day a bit after noon and it contains all the e-mails posted during that 24 hour period. I knew that was the way to go. A regular subscription is just too many e-mails for me.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 06:32:28 PM
Everyone I talked to on the trail today said they were a bit jumpy at sounds-lol. 

I saw the scat on my way out, and shortly after a group mentioned they saw some I had missed earlier.  Not long after spying in the scat I heard noises in the woods.  I know from experience the sounds were not loud enough to be a bear, and that area tends to make creaking sounds, still I turned around and ran out of there.  Nothing like following the directions that say DON'T RUN. ;D  I figured it was too late since I was already jogging when I heard the noises.  Fortunately I had Sherlock attached to the leash right then. 

So then a bear really does sh%& in the woods
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 06:36:22 PM
LOL, this wasn't "IN" the woods, it was on the trail between the house with the pear tree and the creek.  I suppose technically it might be considered in the woods
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 06:37:05 PM
Right now, I'm listening to Joe Papp (yes, that Joe Papp) sing "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway," written for the film, Broadway Melody of 1940.

Just had to share. :)

That number was a bitch to record and Joe Papp was a complete creep!

Oh, my! :-\

Little Caesar, mafia don, with henchmen and all. And as friendly and cuddly as barbed wire. The rest is for the memoirs.

With everything that you're going to put in the memoirs, can't you do a volume one...and sooner rather than later?? ;)

LOL!

Actually, DR George, you should subscribe to the Castrecl list; I wrote about that McGlinn recording a couple of weeks ago.

Actually, I had subscribed to the Castrecl list years ago and unsubscribed for some reason.  A couple of years ago (or was it just last year?), I resubscribed but there were so many e-mails, I couldn't keep up.  I unsubscribed again. :-\ 

George, you can subscribe and get what's called the Digest Version. They send out one e-mail a day a bit after noon and it contains all the e-mails posted during that 24 hour period. I knew that was the way to go. A regular subscription is just too many e-mails for me.

I forgot about that...I'll try it.  Thanks!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 06:37:31 PM
I think I'd just not walk on the trail while there were still bear sightings.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 06:37:59 PM
You have to be a bit careful with raccoons.  They can carry rabies
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 06:38:52 PM
But they are cute.  They can also do lots of damage if they get in your attic (ask my parents) or under your porch (ask my parents) lol.  They've had lots of raccoon issues  but they are cute
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 06:41:31 PM
DR George, here's what I posted on castrecl:
My largest band was for the Joseph Papp "Please Don't Monkey With Broadway," but because Mr Papp was a rather unfriendly pain in the ass at the session, we ended up recording in the
key I'd scored it, not the key it was copied in and the key we were told was the key for Mr Papp by his musical director, and the pianist lost a lot of chromatic runs because he couldn't sightread fast enough to transpose it correctly!

Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 06:45:46 PM
I think I'd just not walk on the trail while there were still bear sightings.

I see scat on our road and I've HEARD a bear in the woods along side the road.  I gotta hike someplace.  At least I see other people on the trails.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 06:47:06 PM
DR Jane, I'm not criticizing at all.  I'm just saying I'd stay home. But then, I'm not a hiker, so that wouldn't be difficult for me
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 06:48:01 PM
DR George, here's what I posted on castrecl:
My largest band was for the Joseph Papp "Please Don't Monkey With Broadway," but because Mr Papp was a rather unfriendly pain in the ass at the session, we ended up recording in the
key I'd scored it, not the key it was copied in and the key we were told was the key for Mr Papp by his musical director, and the pianist lost a lot of chromatic runs because he couldn't sightread fast enough to transpose it correctly!

Very interesting.  Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 06:48:11 PM
*I think I might actually know the "Kyle" at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel. 

"know" in the euphemistic sense?    ;)

Only under my assumed name(s).
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 06:48:38 PM
You have to be a bit careful with raccoons.  They can carry rabies

Several years ago on the west side of Olympia, there were reports of cats being attacked and killed by raccoons!

:o

No joke!!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: elmore3003 on August 28, 2009, 06:58:28 PM
*I think I might actually know the "Kyle" at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

"know" in the euphemistic sense?    ;)

Only under my assumed name(s).

Ben Dover? :-*
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jennifer on August 28, 2009, 07:01:19 PM
DR Jane, if you saw my post yesterday i mentioned that where i bike there is a forrest that has signs with pictures of bears, rabbits, and foxes.

Well today i was biking and these two kids were biking. And i hear one kid look at the picture of the bear and tell the other kid "um there are bears in this forrest!" (poor little kid).

Anyhow the other kid turns to him and says (and i believe this too), "no there are no bears or foxes, but maybe a rabbit or two".

Poor little kid. Seeing that sign must have freaked him out. I know i didn't like the sign!
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 07:08:42 PM
Forest = Trees

Forrest = Actor

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 07:10:44 PM
*I think I might actually know the "Kyle" at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

"know" in the euphemistic sense?    ;)

Only under my assumed name(s).

Ben Dover? :-*

Pat McGroin
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 07:12:12 PM
Phil McKracken
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Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:12:41 PM
DR Jane, I'm not criticizing at all.  I'm just saying I'd stay home. But then, I'm not a hiker, so that wouldn't be difficult for me

LOL-I didn't think you were criticizing.  I go batty & gain weight if I don't get out, and Sherlock needs his exercise.  It is just a way of life here & the bear sightings are a reminder of that.  I do wish I had a friend to go with.  One woman on the trail said she keeps talking to her dog so she won't surprise the bear and I've also been doing that.  Sherlock thinks it is fun I keep telling him what a good boy he is. :)
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Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:13:27 PM
You have to be a bit careful with raccoons.  They can carry rabies

Several years ago on the west side of Olympia, there were reports of cats being attacked and killed by raccoons!

:o

No joke!!

I've had friends who have lost cats & rabbits to raccoons.
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Post by: George on August 28, 2009, 07:14:30 PM
Well, it's time for me to head home.

Have a good rest of the evening, all.
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Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:15:49 PM
DR Jennifer I did see your post.  Poor kid.  I hope he believed the rabbit line.  Do you know what kind of bears they are?  Black bears, if you gotta have them, are much better than Grisly Bears. 
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Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:16:25 PM
Cute DR Jose.:)
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 07:16:36 PM
DR Jane, I'm not criticizing at all.  I'm just saying I'd stay home. But then, I'm not a hiker, so that wouldn't be difficult for me

LOL-I didn't think you were criticizing.  I go batty & gain weight if I don't get out, and Sherlock needs his exercise.  It is just a way of life here & the bear sightings are a reminder of that.  I do wish I had a friend to go with.  One woman on the trail said she keeps talking to her dog so she won't surprise the bear and I've also been doing that.  Sherlock thinks it is fun I keep telling him what a good boy he is. :)

You could always sing really loud
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: td on August 28, 2009, 07:17:10 PM
DR td I have never read a Daniel Silva novel.  Have you read them all?

I have indeed read each and every Daniel Silva novel.  I am thoroughly addicted to them.
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 07:17:28 PM
DR Jennifer I did see your post.  Poor kid.  I hope he believed the rabbit line.  Do you know what kind of bears they are?  Black bears, if you gotta have them, are much better than Grisly Bears. 

I prefer gummi bears or teddy bears :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 07:22:19 PM
I went to this great bakery today that's known for it's Dutch pastries.  But they had this stuff called spaghetti bread. It smelled so good i just HAD to get some.  MAN it's great. i had never heard of it before.

I also bought some cream filled cupcakes with a great fall theme
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Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 07:26:46 PM
What is this spaghetti bread you speak of?
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 07:28:58 PM
When I got back I watched the season finale of ROYAL PAINS while I ate lunch. Good season closer. I was sure they were going to send Hank into the arms of the blonde girl he was treating. Glad they didn't go there (yet).


I hope not at all.  It was a very short season for this show, and for all the summer shows.  I've been browsing NetFlix for old tv shows and British shows. 

Any suggestions on British shows?

I'm not the person to ask (though I'm flattered you did. I barely have time to stay up on American television.) Perhaps Charles Pogue has some suggestions.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:32:35 PM
DR Jane, I'm not criticizing at all.  I'm just saying I'd stay home. But then, I'm not a hiker, so that wouldn't be difficult for me

LOL-I didn't think you were criticizing.  I go batty & gain weight if I don't get out, and Sherlock needs his exercise.  It is just a way of life here & the bear sightings are a reminder of that.  I do wish I had a friend to go with.  One woman on the trail said she keeps talking to her dog so she won't surprise the bear and I've also been doing that.  Sherlock thinks it is fun I keep telling him what a good boy he is. :)

You could always sing really loud

I could, but then other hikers might hear me and I wouldn't want to make them suffer.
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Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:33:16 PM
DR td I have never read a Daniel Silva novel.  Have you read them all?

I have indeed read each and every Daniel Silva novel.  I am thoroughly addicted to them.

I will put his books on my list of books to read.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 07:34:28 PM
Before I settled in for my evening work and fun, I had to drive over to my friend Hal's home to pick up his newspapers and mail and also check on the water pump in his poolhouse. I will be doing this tomorrow also. Thankfully, traffic had started to lessen by the time I got on the road.
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:34:59 PM
DR Jennifer I did see your post.  Poor kid.  I hope he believed the rabbit line.  Do you know what kind of bears they are?  Black bears, if you gotta have them, are much better than Grisly Bears. 

I prefer gummi bears or teddy bears :)


I love teddy bears.

(http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Files/Gifts-and-Crafts/Wedding/Stuffed-Teddy-Bear-19261675218.jpg)
Title: Re: CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 07:36:48 PM
When I got home, I settled in with the second half of THE HUMAN CONDITION 1. Very dramatic and a cliffhanger sending us into the second film  which I'll watch tomorrow.
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Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:37:19 PM
Thanks DR Matt H.  Are you continuing to have less pain?
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 07:37:44 PM
Next, I watched last night's PROJECT RUNWAY. I agrred with the winner and agreed with who got sent home.

(But I missed Michael Kors.)
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 07:38:59 PM
Thanks DR Matt H.  Are you continuing to have less pain?

Yesterday was a bad day, but today has been better. I have been taking less medication trying to live with this, but I'm still a bit disheartened that the recovery is so agaonizingly slow. If this is the quality of life I can expect for the next few years, I'm not going to be a very happy person.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 07:41:06 PM
Then, since I got LIE TO ME today (but am not going to have to review it), I decided I had time to watch a couple of episodes.

It's an intriguing show and certainly holds my interest, but it doesn't have the playfulness nor the gorgeous cast of characters that THE MENTALIST has.

The Blu-ray makes the show very enjoyable to watch.
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Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:43:26 PM
DR Matt H, try and not expect too much too soon.  It takes time, maybe not at long as a couple of years.  Super vibes your quality of life will be greatly improved. 
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Post by: Jane on August 28, 2009, 07:45:12 PM
THE READER arrived today from NetFlix.  Having read the book I don't really want to watch it.  On the upside if Keith doesn't like it I won't mind turning it off, when we do watch it.  Tonight we are watching DEFIANCE.

'night
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 07:59:36 PM
DR Matt H, try and not expect too much too soon.  It takes time, maybe not at long as a couple of years.  Super vibes your quality of life will be greatly improved. 

I try to keep telling myself that SO many people are far worse off than I am, and I'm not at the point of surrender or anything. It's just when you've had five plus decades of healthy living, something like this just knocks you for a loop.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 08:00:21 PM
I will eventually watch THE READER and DEFIANCE when they appear on paycable at year's end. I'm looking forward to both.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 28, 2009, 08:06:00 PM
I guess I need to write for just a bit. Then, I'll head down to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 08:18:21 PM
There are ingredients on the label that include cheddar cheese and onions, but it doesn't list poppy seeds which are clearly in there, so I'm not sure exactly what makes it so good.  There is also garlic in it and that's not listed either.  It's really moist bread that is supposed to be dipped in spaghetti sauce, I just like to eat it
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 08:20:04 PM
I have fallen way off my diet lately.  I'm considering going back on WW this fall.  Now that I've got my smaller clothes, I can't afford to gain weight!
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Post by: bk on August 28, 2009, 08:33:17 PM
I've been watching Adam 12 episodes - very addictive - I watched the entire first disc.  Lost may be a better show somehow, but I think I enjoy Adam 12 more :)
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Post by: Laura on August 28, 2009, 08:37:36 PM
I will have to look for that spaghetti bread.
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 08:45:33 PM
There is some in my kitchen
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 08:45:55 PM
Welcome home BK
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Post by: FJL on August 28, 2009, 09:31:34 PM
Got a very large tax return today, with much complexity and many states.

I will catch up, I'm sure.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 10:02:52 PM
There are ingredients on the label that include cheddar cheese and onions, but it doesn't list poppy seeds which are clearly in there, so I'm not sure exactly what makes it so good.  There is also garlic in it and that's not listed either.  It's really moist bread that is supposed to be dipped in spaghetti sauce, I just like to eat it

I'm guessing it's the cream cheese, or whatever makes the bread dough "rich":

Spaghetti Bread was created when the bakery opened in 1986 and has quickly become one of the most popular items the bakery produces.  A blend of wonderful but simple ingredients, Spaghetti Bread includes onions, poppy seeds, and chunks of delicious cream cheese incorporated in an original rich dough recipe.  A versatile bread that goes well with many different main dish recipes, Spaghetti Bread is a perfect addition to your family's meal planning.

At least according to Spaghetti Bread Online (http://spaghettibread.techharmony.net/default.aspx).
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 10:04:59 PM
I survived a week without Edith. 

We had a fun conversation this morning.  They have redone their entire new house, paint, trim all sorts of stuff.  They worked until all hours of the morning but got the inside done.  They started moving today and will be likely finish that tomorrow.   I may drive by there tomorrow.  She said "Oh, we'll be in and out, why don't you wait"  but she was so excited that I have a feeling she won't mind if I stop by tomorrow.
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 28, 2009, 10:07:16 PM
There are ingredients on the label that include cheddar cheese and onions, but it doesn't list poppy seeds which are clearly in there, so I'm not sure exactly what makes it so good.  There is also garlic in it and that's not listed either.  It's really moist bread that is supposed to be dipped in spaghetti sauce, I just like to eat it

I'm guessing it's the cream cheese, or whatever makes the bread dough "rich":

Spaghetti Bread was created when the bakery opened in 1986 and has quickly become one of the most popular items the bakery produces.  A blend of wonderful but simple ingredients, Spaghetti Bread includes onions, poppy seeds, and chunks of delicious cream cheese incorporated in an original rich dough recipe.  A versatile bread that goes well with many different main dish recipes, Spaghetti Bread is a perfect addition to your family's meal planning.

At least according to Spaghetti Bread Online (http://spaghettibread.techharmony.net/default.aspx).

I dont' think this has cream cheese, it's not on the label and I don't taste that. It does have cheddar cheese.   But it's the same idea. 
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 10:29:02 PM
There are ingredients on the label that include cheddar cheese and onions, but it doesn't list poppy seeds which are clearly in there, so I'm not sure exactly what makes it so good.  There is also garlic in it and that's not listed either.  It's really moist bread that is supposed to be dipped in spaghetti sauce, I just like to eat it

I'm guessing it's the cream cheese, or whatever makes the bread dough "rich":

Spaghetti Bread was created when the bakery opened in 1986 and has quickly become one of the most popular items the bakery produces.  A blend of wonderful but simple ingredients, Spaghetti Bread includes onions, poppy seeds, and chunks of delicious cream cheese incorporated in an original rich dough recipe.  A versatile bread that goes well with many different main dish recipes, Spaghetti Bread is a perfect addition to your family's meal planning.

At least according to Spaghetti Bread Online (http://spaghettibread.techharmony.net/default.aspx).

I dont' think this has cream cheese, it's not on the label and I don't taste that. It does have cheddar cheese.   But it's the same idea. 

Sometimes cream cheese is incorporated into bread dough - like butter is into a brioche dough.  You wouldn't necessarily taste it, but you would "feel" it. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 28, 2009, 10:47:11 PM
OK... Sleepy time...

Goodnight.